Looking at reporting from various sources, I wonder if Americans will connect the dots between the ginned-up hysteria surrounding mail-in voting and the daily attempt to discredit it by President Trump — who votes by mail.
Many of us have great concerns over in-person voting for the November election. The municipal election recently held in Brunswick is a model for how an election could be held during a pandemic.
The other day, when discussing if we should send children to school or teach them at home, I recognized the problem for parents that if children are at home, one working parent may need to stay at home. I said this problem had an expensive, but useful solution if the at-home parent qualified…
This is in response to a letter on Aug. 4 titled “You can tell Hogan is a Republican.” Yes, Gov. Larry Hogan is a Republican; the party that actually promotes personal responsibility and believes that each individual can make the determination what is best for their own lives.
“Neither snow nor rain” can stop the United States Postal Service from keeping its appointed rounds. Unless, of course, someone in authority puts an appointee as postmaster general who was a political fundraiser.
Today we are running a race none of us would ever have imagined or chosen. One where the finish line is desperately hoped for but can’t yet be seen. We’re in a race we didn’t train for or expect. It’s surreal and seismic. The speed and scope of the novel coronavirus crisis has posed extraord…
Never at a loss for rants and rages, President Donald Trump has now turned his full attention to the election and has voiced his diabolical, inaccurate, and dangerous comments which are totally false and misleading.
While it is true that our economic disaster is the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it still remains aggravating to hear government officials, especially governors who appear on the news regularly as talking heads, refuse to take their share of the blame for the economic downfall.
Your recent poll question on mail-in voting (Should the presidential election be delayed if it can’t be held in person? — July 30) combined two separate and independent topics in one question; the security of mail-in voting and delaying the election.
The County Council’s acceptance of a flawed audit of the 287(g) program in the county detention center is a defeat for transparent and responsive government.
You recently carried a letter to the editor ("State needs to shift focus toward mass transit" by Ali Williams on July 28) saying that mass transit is preferable. But the addition of express lanes in which variable toll rates are used to manage traffic density and avoid congestion will make I…
Recently, my heart was heavy as I read through all the Facebook messages from teachers and parents digesting and processing FCPS' decision. The thought "we were made for exactly a time like this" came to me while typing something to encourage and love on teachers.
Mr. Joe Miller, in his July 29 letter "Time for politicians to work together," doesn't approve of the Florida senator saying he is not having his constituents pay for New York's expenses. He says it's petty, and compared it to children in a play yard.
My family is puzzled and dismayed by the Frederick County school board's cowardly and shameful decision to prohibit in-person education this fall in contradiction to the strong recommendations for in-person schooling by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and …
Mr. James Kline on July 29 provided tremendous suggestions on partnering Frederick County Public Schools with community individuals and groups in order to fulfill the educational needs of the children of our county in this unprecedented time. As he says, the possibilities are endless. They a…
Once again, I read in the Frederick News-Post the diatribe of ex-Obama administration left-winger Robert Reich, "Trump trying to shift attention away from his COVID-19 failures," July 28. As is usual for this gentleman, he points his finger at our president, blaming President Trump for all o…
On Aug. 1, 1990, I retired from the U.S. Navy after a 35-year career as a surface warfare officer, serving my country in peace and war. That same day, exactly 30 years ago, my wife and I closed on a house in the city of Frederick and moved in.
On behalf of the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee, I urge Gov. Larry Hogan to heed the requests of the Maryland Association of Elections Officials, the League of Women Voters, Attorney General Brian Frosh, and many others to implement mail-in voting for the Nov. 3 election.
- Puzzled by school board's decision
- When exactly was America so great?
- We were made for a time such as this
- There’s no substitute for a wider I-270
- No room for politics during the pandemic
- Here's what can happen in 180 days
- A legacy of compassion in action
- Have solutions if you point fingers
- Accepting 287(g) audit wrong move for county
- Economic disaster could have been avoided
Regarding Joshua Smith’s July 25 column on the upcoming school year, I found its condescending tone offensive, the attempts at cleverness weak and sophomoric, and the repeated use of the scolding phrase “don’t tell me” insulting.
Normally I don't have a problem with the News-Post publishing commentary with which I disagree; I think it is to the newspaper's credit that it prints a variety of opinions. I was, however, incensed by the publication of John Kass' (Chicago Tribune News Service) piece, "... overwhelming sens…
As one of many community members opposed to the county’s participation (through the sheriff’s unilateral agreement with ICE) in 287(g), I’d like to try to correct some misunderstandings that may have been reinforced during the discussion of the county’s 287(g) audit results at the council’s …
We recently saw the return of baseball and witnessed several players kneeling during the national anthem. Our “very stable genius” tweeted that the players “… showed great disrespect for our Country and our Flag…” He has complained before about athletes kneeling, questioning their patriotism…
The results of the audit of the 287(g) program were published July 17 and the headline “Audit: Program costs sheriff’s office no more than $21,400 annually” seemed designed to make it seem like the program is a good thing for Frederick.
If you have ever driven down a highway in Maryland then you are aware of the constant battle. Either you are stuck in traffic due to the roads being congested at rush hour or the road is under construction. Maryland has forced its residents to rely on cars — a system that is outdated, expens…
Virtual distance learning seems to be the only option for Frederick County. This will affect over 40,000 students and create financial and logistical hardships for thousands of families.
I have lived for a pretty long time. I don't understand how our county got to where we are now. There is no more civility. All people care about is themselves — not the greater good.
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